Sustainability Book Week 1st-5th March 2021

“Reduce, reuse, recycle.”

All children, whether they were working remotely at home or in school, enjoyed a fabulous week learning all about how to protect our planet. The week was launched by our resident author, Katherine Wheatley, who shared her two books ‘The not so Green Queen’ and ‘Carbon Monster’.


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Children had lots of fun producing high quality work, whilst considering how they could become more ‘green’. The work linked reading and geography closely and considered how to meet the needs of the present world without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

During the week, we also worked with Derby County Community Trust to focus on sustaining our reading skills, through workshops both in person and on screen.

We also held a ‘Masked Reader’ competition, which many children enjoyed participating in.

  • Activities throughout the week included:
  • Katherine Wheatley sharing her books her books
  • A Q and A session with Katherine, focusing on sustainable lifestyles, work as an author and the process of book writing
  • Learning about the process of book publishing from initial ideas, to first draft, to publishing, and the roles that different people play in this
  • Double page spreads on carbon footprint, including the use of digimaps
  • Artwork opportunities using recycled materials
  • Carbon Monster pop up books
  • Solar power maths
  • Letter writing to save our planet and say thank you
  • Story writing
  • Competitions based on sustainability
  • The masked reader competition
  • Work with Derby County Community Trust
  • A dress up day for World Book Day
  • All children receiving a World Book Day book (kindly Coordinated by Madeline Lindley Books

Here’s what our children said about their enjoyment and learning this week:  


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Take a look at some of our work from the week and enjoy some of the activities that we took part in.


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Year 4


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Year 5 


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Year 6

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Mrs Michelle Tague: Principal

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